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Innovative tools for
in vitro evaluation

Lab on a chip combining
3D cell culture and
real-time capture
of secreted biomarkers

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Customizable microarrays

Why Nanobiose ?

Because we want to contribute to improve human health with our innovative solutions for a better evaluation of drug candidate’s efficacy and/or toxicity at early stages of development.

Indeed, 90% of drug candidates fail almost at the end of their development when tested on Man, for a lack of efficacy or safety issues, after years of efforts and millions of expenses. Such late failures have a huge impact on the pharmaceutical / biotech companies’ economic figures but also on patients, who are still waiting for the innovative treatments they need.

In vitro assays are cheap, fast, more ethic than animal studies and at early stages, making them a sweet spot for assays with a high decisional value. But classical in vitro assays lack of performance because of their intrinsic 2D static nature which does not faithfully mimic in vivo conditions. This leads to poorly translatable results from cells to humans and, finally, in delays and extra costs in the development.

Therefore, there is an urgent need for innovative in vitro assays which allow researchers to evaluate their drug candidates in conditions mimicking better the human biology. This allows to make “go / no go” strategic decisions based on relevant efficacy and safety data packages at early stages, with a real impact on development in terms of strategy, costs and time to market. And at the end, more and safer new medicines for patients.

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Who are we ?

Nanobiose is a specialized company founded in july 2016 near Chambéry (France), at the alpine crossroads of Europe

Nanobiose is developing innovative lab-on-a-chip solutions for improved in vitro evaluation of the efficacy and or safety of new molecular entities at early stages of development ranging from:

Our Solution

SecretCells® is a microfluidic lab-on-a-chip allowing efficay and cytotoxicity assays. It combines perfused 3D cell culture capacities (to better mimic in-vivo like conditions) with the simultaneous capture and detection of up to 10 secreted biomarkers on a removable biosensor.

Control the exposure of your cells, parallelize SecretCells® units to study dose related effects or combine to connect different cells types together: SecretCells® offers an almost infinite landscape of possibilities.

And to perfectly fit with your requirements, biosensors and reagents kits are customizable.

SecretCells® is easy to implement, just requiring daily used equipments (incubators, peristaltic or syringe pumps, fluorescence microscope or slide scanner) and does not need fastidious training of lab staff. Biomarkers evaluation is performed through a microarray, based on a sandwich ELISA method.


Our products

Nanobiose proposes ready to use kits for the evaluation of different of biomarker panels and accessories to simplify daily labworks.


SecretCells combine microfluidics, removable biosensors and perfused 3D/2D cell culture technologies.

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